At the end of freshman year, I went out with a group of friends. The night started innocently enough— we tried on different outfits, played our favorite songs and took millions of Snapchats and Instagram photos. It was supposed to be a final hurrah before finals week started, a night of unadulterated fun before we’d […]Read More Sorry, Maroon 5, But Getting Drugged Isn’t a Party
Wondering what the ShoutOut! bloggers covered this week in the Newsroom? Presidential Business: Trump’s Presidential Inaugural Committee has released statements saying that the upcoming weekend’s events will emphasize simplicity over luxury, as if it was a conscious choice on the part of Trump’s team to have no one throw him inaugural balls, to have the […]Read More Newsroom Round Up
In light of this November’s (traumatizing) elections a new campaign, if you will, has surfaced. First starting in Britain as a result of the Brexit, it has now been adopted by many Americans; from college and university campuses (like yours truly–JMU) to the general public. #Safetypin is an effort to show support, and allyship to […]Read More Safety for who?: A Critique of the #safetypin Campaign
TW: brief mentions of sexual assault/rape “So,” she said with a heavy sigh, “do we want to talk about it?” It was the day after the election, and my normally lively class was silent. As a political science minor, this election was fascinating to me on an academic level. Nobody saw this coming – not […]Read More “Trump Won. Get Over it.”
It has been almost two full days since the gross results of the Presidential election were announced and I have been struggling for the words to adequately express how I feel. Yesterday, one of my fellow bloggers wrote a beautiful letter to Secretary Hillary Clinton, so now I think it is time I address the […]Read More An Open Letter to the American Public
***TW: This post contains explicit language on topics of sexual violence, rape, gang rape, abuse.*** I am currently enrolled in a class that covers topics related to humanitarian aid and crises, including a history of international aid, natural disasters, epidemic diseases, and affects of war on civilians. Last week, we were covering the impact of […]Read More A Letter to My Professor: Why You Need to Use Trigger Warnings.
Image credit I heard a story of a young, Black, transgender women who was brutally murdered, just last month in fact, in Maryland. Crystal Edmonds was only 32 years old. Black transgender/gender non-conforming persons are at higher risk of violence (from anti-LGBTQ+ persons) than any other group. In general, there has been a long history of […]Read More Heterosexual Support for the LGBTQ+ Community